Vinegar Allergy

Vinegar is a sour-tasting liquid containing acetic acid, obtained by fermenting dilute alcoholic liquids, typically wine, cider, or beer, and used as a condiment for pickling. It is a staple for most households and some use it for cooking, cleaning, as an insect repellant, and even used in gardening. It  also helps treat various health problems such as balancing alkali, treating allergies, fighting microbial, treating hypertension, fighting cancer, fighting oral bacteria, promoting hair growth, maintaining skin elasticity, lowering high blood sugar, helps burn fat, helps lower cholesterol, relieves acid reflux, and improves digestive health.

 

Historically, it was used by Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans as food flavoring and medicine. Vinegar can be made from anything that can be fermented but nowadays, it can be manufactured from various sources such as sugarcane, rice, malt, coconut, kiwi, apple, raisin, dates, honey, beer, and palm.

 

Not known to many, vinegar can also cause allergy to some people. The mechanism of developing such allergy is the same to all allergic reactions wherein the cells of the immune system overreact to antigens of the vinegar alarming the body to produce antibodies. These antibodies attack the antigens and create symptoms of either local (itching, tingling, and redness of the skin) or systemic reaction (swelling of the mouth, the area around the eyes, tongue and larynx). A more severe symptom/reaction is that of anaphylaxis wherein there is generalized swelling and closing of airways with a significant drop in blood pressure.

 

Other common symptoms include: headache, migraines, sneezing, itchy eyes and nose, heartburn, vomiting, sore throat, runny nose, wheezing, coughing, fatigue, nasal congestion, constipation, skin rash, diarrhea, and a white coated tongue. This usually occurs minutes after ingestion of vinegar but may take hours for some people with delayed reaction.

 

There is not much study or research documented on vinegar allergy so the best thing to do when you feel you have these symptoms is to consult your doctor to obtain proper diagnosis. Some people may have already identified their allergy to vinegar but further tests and laboratories should be undergone (such as skin prick test and blood tests) to confirm these reactions are that of vinegar allergy since it has the same symptoms with other allergies.

 

The best remedy to vinegar allergy is to avoid vinegar-containing products. Always examine tags of products, labels and ingredients. Keep off yeast when you are in a yeast-free diet as vinegar may cause problems except for distilled vinegar. Prepare your own meals and know food and drinks containing high levels of vinegar. When eating in restaurants, watch what you eat. Seek assistance from the waiter on which foods to eat that doesn’t contain vinegar. In some cases, you may be prescribed by your doctor corticosteroids, antihistamines or adrenaline shots to control allergic symptoms but in severe cases, immediately rush the patient to the hospital. It is always good to visit your doctor if there is a suspected vinegar allergy. They will be able to help you manage the symptoms and avoid the triggers. The tests you undergo will also help determine if you have an allergy to vinegar of if you have another kind of disease.

 

 Disclaimer:

 

This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and should not be relied as  medical advice. Always consult your doctor before taking any medication or supplements.

 

 


Anoro VS Spiriva

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANORO AND SPIRIVA

 

What is Anoro?

 

Anoro is a powder that is administered through inhalation. It contains a mix of Umeclidinium and Vilanterol. The former is an anticholinergic while the latter is a bronchodilator. The function of these medications is to relax the muscles in the airways to enhance breathing.

 

Anoro Ellipta prevents bronchospasm; a condition where the airflow is obstructed among people with COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

 

Important information

 

Anoro should be used only by people who have COPD. It should not be used as a treatment for asthma.

 

Anoro is not a quick-relief medicine. Its effects on bronchospasm attack may take a while. It is important to inform your doctor if the medicines you are taking seem to have lost its effectiveness in managing your COPD.

 

People with asthma may risk death should they take Vilanterol. On the other hand, the risk of people with COPD is yet to be known. If you are still struggling to breathe or your symptoms worsen quicker than the usual, immediately seek medical help.

 

Since Anoro is not fast enough to alleviate a bronchospasm attack, you may use a fast-acting inhalation medicine during an attack.

 

Before taking this medicine

 

Those with allergies to umeclidinium, vilanterol, or any milk proteins must never take Anoro. This should only be used only by people suffering from COPD. Anoro does not treat people with asthma.

 

To ensure that it is safe for you to take Anoro, let your doctor know if you have any of the following health conditions:

 

  • heart disease;
  • high blood pressure;
  • seizures;
  • liver disease;
  • glaucoma;
  • diabetes;
  • thyroid disorder;
  • enlarged prostate;
  • bladder obstruction;
  • other urination problems.

 

Talk with a medical professional about the dangers and benefits of using Anoro. Make sure to keep all patient instructions to be safe.

 

It is yet unknown whether Anoro will negatively affect the baby of a pregnant woman. Before using this medication, it is advised to see your doctor first if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

 

Whether vilanterol and umeclidinium could harm a nursing infant through mixing with the breast milk is not yet established. To be sure, it is discouraged to use this medicine when breastfeeding.

 

What is Spiriva?

 

Spiriva, or tiotropium, is a bronchodilator that manages COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by relaxing the muscles in the airways and enhances air flow to the lungs.

 

Spiriva is used to counter the narrowing of the airways in the lungs, a condition called bronchospasm. It can also be used on people with emphysema and bronchitis.

 

Asthma attacks can also be prevented with the use of Spiriva. It can be taken by asthma patients from 6 years of age and above.

 

Important information

 

A HandiHaler device is needed to administer the Spiriva capsule. Never take the capsule by mouth. Only one capsule should be used at a time.

 

Before using tiotropium, it is recommended to inform your doctor first if you have conditions like narrow-angle glaucoma, or an enlarged prostate or bladder obstruction.

 

Do not use Spiriva to treat a bronchospasm attack that has already started. Use a fast-acting inhalation treatment instead, since Spiriva is not fast enough to relieve an ongoing attack.

 

Before taking this medicine

 

Spiriva should not be used if you have tiotropium or ipratropium allergies.

 

For safety reasons, it is best to let your doctor know if you have any of the following:

 

  • narrow-angle glaucoma;
  • kidney disease;
  • enlarged prostate;
  • urination difficulties;
  • milk allergies;
  • taking medicine for Parkinson’s disease;
  • overactive bladder;
  • irritable bowel syndrome;
  • depression;
  • high blood pressure;
  • or muscle spasms.

 

It is yet unknown whether Spiriva will negatively affect the baby of a pregnant woman. Before using this medication, it is advised to see your doctor first if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

 

Whether tiotropium inhalation could harm a nursing infant through mixing with the breast milk is not yet established. To be sure, inform your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

 

Anyone younger than 18 years old is prohibited from using Spiriva.

 

 

Disclaimer:

 

This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and should not be relied as  medical advice. Always consult your doctor before taking any medication or supplements.

 

 


Prolozone Therapy Scam

It is unusual to use gas for treatment but an improving way to relieve chronic pains and diseases is now emerging – Prolozone Therapy.

 

Ozone as known to many is a colorless gas found in the earth’s stratosphere. It serves to protect the earth from the sun’s ultraviolet rays and helps absorb it. Medically, it is used to treat and disinfect, improve use of oxygen in the body, and activate the immune system. Studies have shown it is safe to use and presents many healthful benefits. The use of ozone has been studied for more than 150 years and some researchers believe that it can treat many illnesses and diseases which can help a person’s overall health.

 

Prolozone is a treatment for chronic pain and ligament repair which uses no surgery. It uses collagen producing substances and ozone gas to repair damaged or weakened connective tissues in and around the joint. These are injected to permanently reverse chronic pain. Prolozone comes from the Latin word “proli” meaning to rebuild, regenerate, reconstruct, and increase in number. Proliferation is short term for “Prolo” which means to grow/form and ozone combined, would literally mean to rebuild or grow new ligament tissues in weak areas with the use of ozone.

 

Prolozone Therapy in essence is a non-surgical procedure to treat chronic pains and regenerate damaged tissues with the use of ozone. This is a more effective procedure than the usual prolotherapy because the use of ozone makes healing faster because of its highly reactive molecular component.

 

It is important to remember though, that you must consult your doctor if you have questions about this therapy and the safety of this treatment. Ozone therapy has been proven useful in many ways especially medically and studies have shown its many benefits to health. It is said to be painless and can provide immediate relief without need for recovery.

 

Some reports also say it is safe to use but ozone itself can be harmful and may cause serious side effects or reactions. Ozone when inhaled can cause toxic effects and can lead to death from respiratory disease. Smallest amount can cause lung and throat irritation, shortness of breath, and can weaken the lung making it prone to infections. When used properly in Prolozone Therapy, it can help repair weak ligaments and tissues, allows for better blood flow, hydration of damaged tissues, and joint healing with no pain and ability to move it again.

 

It is recommended to only undergo treatment after thorough consultation with trained specialists and professionals and those who have certifications to present.

 

Disclaimer:

 

This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and should not be relied as  medical advice. Always consult your doctor before taking any medication or supplements.

 

 


Black Mica

Black mica is a mineral which appears shiny and can be found in granite and metamorphic rocks. It is also a source of some of the best mineral formations such as zeolites, fulvic acid, ocean salts, and many others. “Biotite” as it is commonly known, has a flaky consistency and is composed of potassium, aluminum, magnesium, iron, lithium, silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen.

 

As per history, Black Mica was discovered in 1960 by a Japanese researcher named Dr. Asao Shimanishi. It was presumed that it contained minerals that can be helpful to the body and the extracted form can benefit to overall health.

 

Shimanishi also believed that the black mica extract can help purify the water so he removed the minerals and kept them in an ionized state. This extract form is now believed to remove toxins and is now suitable for ingestion.

 

Commercial Benefits and Uses

 

  • Black mica powder can be used in paint and coating to reduce the damage of ultraviolet rays or other light and heat damage to the paint film.
  • It is the basic raw material for ceramic products.
  • Black mica powder can be used as protective layer for wires, cables, and welding rods.
  • It can be used as a suspended substance in fire-fighting dry powder.
  • It can be used as filler in degreasing agent in cosmetics.
  • It can be used as metal coating and filler.

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Adding a small amount of black mica to the water, it is a good purifying agent as it enables collection of toxins and heavy materials at the bottom of the glass. In addition to that, the minerals found in black mica are transferred to the water giving it more healthful benefits.
  • It is also believed to help remove calcifications in the brain, breasts, lungs, and prostate. It also helps remove plaque from the teeth and yeast from the body (candida).
  • Shimanishi also believes it helps regulate blood pressure and blood sugar while oxygenating the blood.
  • There are also claims that it prevents hair loss and helps reverse gray hair.

 

Important

 

Black mica is an expensive commodity.

 

Black mica extract is a highly acidic solution that can cause problems to people with digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome.

 

According to some manufacturers, a charcoal filtration must be used before adding the black mica extract because using the solution alone does not ensure the water is pure and safe to drink.

 

It may be good at purifying the water but the presence of parasites and its ability to combat other dangers has not yet been proven.

Research done in 1960 was not documented and there are claims that there are no scientific studies on the substance nor does the product have a scientific grounding or measurable benefits.

 

It may be believed that black mica extract comes with healthful benefits but it would be better to ask advice from your doctor if it is safe to use.

 

 

Disclaimer:

 

This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and should not be relied as  medical advice. Always consult your doctor before taking any medication or supplements.

 

 


TAPIOCA ALLERGY

Tapioca is a starch that is extracted from the root of the cassava plant. It is referred to as an empty calorie because it is pure carbohydrates and contains only very small amounts of fiber, nutrients, and protein. It has its origins in the South America, particularly Brazil. Its use has spread to the West Indian countries, Africa and Asia and even reaching the United States. Many countries in Africa and Asia have made tapioca their staple food.

 

Here are some of the uses of tapioca:

 

  • Alternative or substitute to other types of flour such as wheat and corn;
  • Can be used in pastry recipes and can even be mixed with other flours. Developing countries are using tapioca in making flat breads.
  • It can be made into flakes or pearls. Pearls are being used in snacks such as desserts and puddings and are even added in bubble teas. Even the United States are now adding tapioca in many of their beverages.
  • It is a great thickener that adds volume in soups and various types of sauces or dips.
  • Tapioca is also being utilized as a binder for burger and nugget mixes.
  • ­Besides for cooking, tapioca pearls are being used in laundries by boiling them with the clothes for starching.

 

Despite being made up of pure carbohydrates, tapioca still has health benefits:

 

  • Provides the human body with energy.
  • Low in saturated fat, sodium and protein.
  • Aids in lowering the blood sugar level.
  • It is gluten-free, therefore safe for those who have allergies to gluten, wheat, and other grains.
  • Makes you feel full.
  • Increases metabolism.

 

On the other hand, the consumption of tapioca also has its downside. Here are some of them:

 

  • It lacks the vitamins and minerals the human body needs.
  • Improper processing of the cassava root could cause cyanide poisoning which can cause life-threatening reactions.
  • Since it is purely carbohydrates, it is not fit for people with diabetes.
  • Tapioca and products that contain it can be the result of deficiencies such as malnutrition, goiter and rickets if one eats too much of it.
  • Those with latex allergy may also experience allergy to tapioca, a reaction called cross-reactivity, since they contain proteins that are similar to each other.

 

Tapioca does not usually cause allergic reactions, but when its processing is not done the proper way, it can cause adverse reactions in the human body such as the following:

 

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Dilated pupils
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Spasm
  • Sweating
  • Chills

 

It is extremely important to immediately seek medical advice should you experience allergies a few minutes after consuming or coming in contact with tapioca. If it is confirmed that you indeed have tapioca allergy, the best thing to do is to totally stay away from it and from products that contain it to avoid further occurrences of allergy.

 

Those who are allergic to latex must inform their doctor. He might run some tests if you too are allergic to tapioca due to cross-reactivity. In the event that the allergic reaction that manifest is severe, do not hesitate to rush the patient to the nearest hospital.

 

 

Disclaimer:

 

This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and should not be relied as  medical advice. Always consult your doctor before taking any medication or supplements.